The history of Litchfield Café
The first Café was established in the mid 1980’s and was called the Drover’s Rest. The Drover’s Rest was operated by members of the local Cattle Station owners for a number of years before closing its doors.
The property sat vacant until the early 2000’s when it was re-established by the current owners as the Monsoon Café. The name was changed to Litchfield Café in the late 2000’s to take advantage of Google searches for anything ‘Litchfield’. Litchfield Café catered to the independent traveller as well as to various coach companies.
On the night of 29 October 2011 the original building was totally destroyed by a fire caused by a lightning strike. As the covered buffet area was only partly damaged we were able to cater to a coach group which was booked in the following day and have continued to do coach groups to the present time.
The public café was closed for seven months as the damage was cleared away and a new, all steel fire and cyclone proof building was constructed. During this time the public was able to be served in a much smaller capacity, until Easter 2013 when it was closed due to the new facility being built at Wangi Falls.
Litchfield Café was reopened to the public in July 2019 with an updated menu mix of burgers and light meals as well as a range of homemade cakes and slices, great coffee, cold beers and a selection of local and international wines.
Come & try one of our freshly made to order meals while relaxing with a drink on the shady lawns and gardens or under the fans on the verandah.